Viability performance

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Hydro's mission is to create a more viable society by developing natural resources and products in innovative and efficient ways.

In our terms, pursuing viability comprises a specific way of bridging viability and business, and a set of performance areas where we measure our progress.

Our viability performance reporting consists of this section and the Viability performance statements, both in Hydro's Annual Report 2017, as well as the GRI index at www.hydro.com/gri

Following the acquisition of Sapa on 2 October 2017, we have updated Hydro's materiality analysis to take into account the new business area Extruded Solutions. General information includes Extruded Solutions unless otherwise stated. Hydro's mid-term targets do, however, not yet include the new business area.

We have an integrated approach to our reporting, and our Viability performance should also be seen in context with the other parts of Hydro's Annual Report 2017.

Greenhouse gas emissions from Hydro's ownership equity


Million mt CO2e
20172016201520142013
Direct GHG emissions 8.44 4.45 8.16 8.13 7.66
Bauxite & Alumina 3.79  3.82 3.59 3.61 3.31
Primary aluminium production (mainly Primary Metal) 3.65  3.64 3.55 3.53 3.46
Rolled pruducts 0.30 0.31 0.30 0.30 0.30
Remelters (mostly metal markets) 0.13  0.12 0.12 0.11 0.11
Extruded solutions 0.58  0.57 0.58 0.55 0.49
           
Indirect GHG emissions 5.86 5.82 5.85 5.57 5.44
Electricity generation (mostly Primary Metal) 5.86 5.82 5.85 5.57 5.44
Total GHG emissions 14.30 14.26 14.02 13.70 13.10

There was a 3 percent increase in direct greenhouse gas emissions from Hydro's ownership equity from 2015 to 2016. The increase was mainly due to increased production in Bauxite & Alumina.

  • Annual report 2017

  • Annual report 2017

  • Annual report 2017

  • Annual report 2017


Updated: February 22, 2018